Fishlyn Zeph

Zeph Fishlyn (pronouns they/them) is a Canadian-born, SF Bay Area-based interdisciplinary artist, educator, and cultural organizer. Zeph’s participatory projects, drawings, objects and interventions cultivate social and ideological mutations in urgent times.

Zeph is a serial collaborator with groups taking creative action on economic crisis, climate change and LGBTQ liberation— including the Beehive Design Collective, Greenpeace, the San Francisco Anti-Displacement Coalition, the Anti-Eviction Mapping Project, Heart of the City Collective, the PDX Trans Housing Coalition, and the Center for Artistic Activism. They played key roles in creating and maintaining collective spaces for artists and activists, including Lobot Gallery, a live/work/event space, and the 2027 Mutual Aid Society, a resident-run affordable housing coop.

 Zeph’s work and projects have appeared at Manifesta, MassArt, SOMArts, American University Museum, Five Oaks Museum, the Village Building Convergence, a freeway underpass, an off-duty train tunnel, and a variety of smaller venues and public spaces around the US. They have been supported by Banff Centre for the Arts, Pro-Arts Commons, ReImagining Value Action Lab, SF Queer Cultural Center, Provisions Library, Ponderosa Stolzenhagen, and Blue Mountain Center.

 Zeph holds an MFA in Art and Social Practice from Portland State University.